I know practice has started, but is anybody else anxiously awaiting coach pitino's comments about how practice has been going?
Here is a preview:
"Guys are working hard. We had a really good summer. Guys are ready"
"Lots of new guys, trying to get them on the same page. We have some shooters, some athletic big men"
"Hopefully our in bounds play of throwing the ball 60ft into the backcourt is easy to learn"
"If guys put in the work we'll be OK"
It must be hard to learn because this is our second coach in a row trying to perfect it and it's still a work in progress.
It's funny because we have had some really bad seasons and some bad games over the last 10 years or so but I swear to God those inbounds plays drive me nuts more than anything that's happened.I understand you aren't going to get layups over and over but they put zero pressure on the defense with it. Try to run a double screen to get a shooter open or a big man the ball inside immediately. At least sometimes.
Drives me insane
I'll have to join that room too. Not only do they rarely end in an open look for someone, a lot of times they can't even get the ball in play without turning it over. Especially in high intensity situations.
And to add insult to injury, opponents get at least one inbound lay up seemingly every game.
Iowa generally gets 2 or 3 it seems.